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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2020, 09:41:21 AM »
That's some muscular bracing, John!

I suggested to Tim Warris that Mt Albert should sell 'bracing packages' of stripwood, 1/8 square, 1/8x3/16, 3/16 square, 8 of each in the package.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2020, 08:34:10 PM »
That's some muscular bracing, John!

I suggested to Tim Warris that Mt Albert should sell 'bracing packages' of stripwood, 1/8 square, 1/8x3/16, 3/16 square, 8 of each in the package.

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I bought a huge lot of basswood a few years back that had about 20 - 24 inch pieces of stripwood in most of the common sizes all the way up to 1/4" square. I can't remember where I got it but the price was very good. I wish I could find a deal like that again. Since I bought the miniature table saw I have been cutting a lot of my own stripwood. Especially in the larger HO scale sizes.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2020, 08:34:59 PM »
Today, I got started on the upper portion of the coal tower.  The side walls for the tower went up.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2020, 08:36:54 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2020, 08:39:06 PM »
It is amazing how each section of wood took the stain differently. I may try another coat of stain on the real light section. I think it will all blend together when I make this look like a coal tower with the weathering chalk.



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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2020, 08:41:25 PM »
For Dave, the interior bracing trend continues.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #141 on: February 16, 2020, 08:48:42 PM »
One lesson learned for anyone that uses this build thread for their own build.  When I left the model drying over night I found that the walls bowed in at the base of the model when they were left unclamped overnight as the glue dried.  I made up some temporary braces to hold the wall section in position until I glue the model to the base board. Normally, this is not an issue because I build everything right on the baseboard.  This model required a lot of detail work underneath that was much easier with the baseboard out of the way.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #142 on: February 17, 2020, 10:12:58 AM »

John,


Just got caught up on this thread.  It is yet another amazing build from your workbench. Thanks for sharing this with us and for posting all the photos.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #143 on: February 17, 2020, 01:37:14 PM »
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Looking great, John - and so nice to receive a letter from George.

Jock Oliphant is a legend!  His flotation mine is probably my favourite ever structure.  Maybe I'll get the courage one day to attempt to recreate it.  If anyone has a set of plans for it...???  Really enjoying watching you build this masterpiece.

Cheers, Mark.

I stumbled across the picture of Jock's flotation mine yesterday.  Page 44, Oct 1975 MRR - for anyone who might be interested.  It says the model was based on drawings published in MRC, but doesn't specify which issue.  Does anyone know? and could maybe email me a copy???  I can see potential for a this as an outstanding addition to the side of a steep mountainside in Shadowlands!

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #144 on: February 17, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
Looking great, John - and so nice to receive a letter from George.

Jock Oliphant is a legend!  His flotation mine is probably my favourite ever structure.  Maybe I'll get the courage one day to attempt to recreate it.  If anyone has a set of plans for it... ???  Really enjoying watching you build this masterpiece.

Cheers, Mark.

I stumbled across the picture of Jock's flotation mine yesterday.  Page 44, Oct 1975 MRR - for anyone who might be interested.  It says the model was based on drawings published in MRC, but doesn't specify which issue.  Does anyone know? and could maybe email me a copy???  I can see potential for a this as an outstanding addition to the side of a steep mountainside in Shadowlands!

Cheers, Mark.


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You got me doing some research on Jock.  I found some pictures on the internet of his work. He did a few different mines.  Can you post a picture from the article? Some of his models are on display at a museum in Canada. I will give George a call and see if he knows about the plans.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #145 on: February 17, 2020, 01:47:56 PM »

John,


Just got caught up on this thread.  It is yet another amazing build from your workbench. Thanks for sharing this with us and for posting all the photos.


Jerry


Thank you for following along.  I'm really enjoying this build. These old wood buildings are really fun to build - I see more in my future. I have some scratch build projects on the drawing board.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #146 on: February 17, 2020, 07:25:00 PM »
Hi John.

Here is the photo of Jock Oliphant's flotation mine.  Oct 1975 MRR.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #147 on: February 18, 2020, 02:18:54 AM »
Looks excellent, love the wood texture and coloring.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #148 on: February 18, 2020, 08:20:33 AM »
Looks excellent, love the wood texture and coloring.

Jim


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Thank you for following along and the kind words.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #149 on: February 23, 2020, 08:44:12 PM »
I made some more progress on this build, today. Finished the interior bracing, finished the tower walls,  added the gooseneck lights for the front and routed the wiring so I could add the roof cards.







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